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Académie internationale d'héraldique; 1952

Pommelly, fusils, ermine spots, wreathed, cramponned, calvary

Académie internationale d'héraldique, AIH, «Vocabulaire-Atlas Héraldique en six Langues: Francais - English - Deutsch - Español - Italiano - Nederlandsch», by Gaston Stalins, Le Baron Stalins, with the collaboration of René Le Juge De Segrais, Ottfried Neubecker, Martin de Riquer y Morera, Giacomo Carlo Bascapé, and Mario Gorino-Causa, 119 pages, 530 black and white heraldic pictures, Société du Grand Armorial de France, 179 Boulevard Haussmann, París, 1952.


This book begins with the following sentence: «Heraldique - science et art - qui prit naissance en France vers la moitié du XIIe siècle, s'est propagée très rapidement dans les principaux pays européens».

The number of terms and words of the heraldry by languages is as follows:

  • French language: 523 heraldic terms.
  • Dutch language: 521 heraldic terms.
  • German language: 519 heraldic terms.
  • Spanish language: 511 heraldic terms.
  • Italian language: 506 heraldic terms.
  • English language: 502 heraldic terms.

The names of the authors and collaborators have been checked with [Académie internationale d'héraldique; 1999].

Its 530 heraldic illustrations correspond, according to my calculations to 509 drawings, numbered from 1 to 530. Some images contain several numbers, for example, the image that shows a coat of arms with its mantling, number 528, and its supporters, number 529, a griffin and a lion rampant, it is the same illustation, but with 2 numbers.

Vocabulaire-Atlas Héraldique en six Langues, inner

Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Classification: Dictionary, French language, English language, German language, Castilian language, Italian language and Dutch language.

The names of the authors are:

The following articles cite this bibliographic reference:

External link:

Internal resources: Aih1952.00.Vocabulaire.Original.pdf, Aih1952.01.Vocabulaire.Sefidn.pdf and Paper edition with a Swedish bookplate.

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Castilian castle

A Castle Or, triple towered, embattled, port and windows Azure, and masoned Sable.

A Castle Or, triple towered, embattled, port and windows Azure, and masoned Sable.

Un castillo de oro, aclarado de azur, mazonado de sable.

Some of the characteristics of the Castilian castle are specified in the coat of arms in English, for example, «triple towered, embattled», but they are omitted in the Spanish blason, because the Spanish blason considered that the Castilian castle can not be otherwise. These local characteristics, that decades ago were not necessary to specify, could begin to have to be in this global and interconnected heraldic world. [Valero de Bernabé, L.; 2009a] describe the different characteristics between the Castilian, the French, and the English castles among others.


Blazon keywords: Castle, Or, Port and windows, Azure, Masoned and Sable.

Style keywords: Freehand.

Classification: Schema.

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Which one is the single blazon?

Riddle323 10 TheSingleBlazon jpg

All these blazons are equal two by two, except one blazon without a partner.

Which one is the single blazon?

This is an heraldic riddle based on the arms of Vittorio Gifra, «Paly of six Azure and Or; over all a bend Azure.», painted the very first, row 1 and column 1.

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Semi-circular, Pointed, Triangular curved, Pointed and rounded, Rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Paly, Six, Surmounted, Over all, Bend, Azure, Vert and Or.

Root: Gifra, Vittorio.

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Drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

Dexter arc, drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

There are several methods to draw a pointed coat of arms, for example, the method of [The Heraldry Society; 2013; page 7]. There are also several pointed coat of arms with the ratio 5/6 between its width b and its height h.

The previous illustation shows my method to draw a 5/6 pointed coat of arms. The center Cd of the dexter arc is 17h/36 = 17b/30 from the top of the shield and its radious is 13h/24 = 13b/20, or what is the same, its diameter is 13h/12 = 13b/10.

The position of the Cs of the sinister arc and its construction is symmetric to the dexter arc with respect to the vertical axis, as shown in the following illustration.

Sinister arc, drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

Style keywords: Freehand and Pointed.

Classification: Schema.

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9 coats of arms in the ballroom

Riddle369 22 Fleurdelisee 9CoatsOfArms jpg

There is a series of nine coats of arms in the ballroom of the castle:

  • Or, three Fleurs de lis Azure.
  • Azure, a Bendsinister Or.
  • Or, a Fleur de lis Azure.
  • Azure, a Cross Or.
  • Or, five Fleur de lis Azure in saltire.
  • Azure, a Fess Or.
  • Or, two Fleur de lis Azure in bend.
  • Azure, a Saltire Or.
  • Or, four Fleur de lis Azure.

There are so many Fleurs de lis that everyone, except the joker, calls it the «fleurdelisée» room. Nobody knows the reason why the joker says there is none, do you?

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Or, Azure, Fleur de lis, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Bend sinister, Cross, Fess and Saltire.

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Five hurts and five pommes

Riddle369 32 Hurts Pommes Question jpg

Transform the blazon «Or» into «Or, five Pommes in saltire» and the blazon «Argent» into «Argent, five Hurts in saltire» moving the pommes and hurts through both metals, without breaking the rule of tinctures.

You can change one charge by another one, but only once.

For example, if you change «Sable, a Bend Argent» by «Sable, a Pale Argent», then the Pommes can arrive to «Or» blazon. However, this is not a solution, because the Hurts cannot walk to «Argent» blazon.

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Pointed and rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Or, Argent, Vert, Azure, Gules, Sable, Hurt, torteau, pellet, pomme and golpe, Hurt, Pomme, In saltire, Fess, Saltire, Bend sinister, Cross, Pale and Bend.

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Sir Thomas Grenville II

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Plain tinctures and parchment finishing.

This wind musical instrument appears at [Académie internationale d'héraldique; 1952; figura 476] as «claricord» and also «clarion», I like more this second name.

The clarion is also called «clarichord», «sufflue» or «rest». Then other alternative blazons for this coat of arms could be «Gules, three Claricords Or», «Gules, three Clarichords Or» or «Gules, three Sufflues Or».


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, Three, Clarion and Or.

Style keywords: Parchment, Outlined in sable and Spot ink.

Classification: Interpreted and Kingdom of England.

Bearer: Grenville, Thomas.

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